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The abyss of peace

ORIENTERING 22. FEBRUARY 1969: Report from Iron Mountain is a scary satire that hits American social sciences and the armaments industry. The research report is a fictional document that shows what would happen if peace broke out, and concludes in a sober scientific language that war is a necessity for our social system. In this way, the book – which has now been published in Norwegian as Fakkel-bok fra Gyldendal – can also be read as a shocking revelation of habitual thinking and war preparations. The Danish author Carl Scharnberg chooses to read the book as an authentic and serious document and gives in this article a summary of the «research results».

Gaza: A silk thread separates life from death

ISRAEL-PALESTINA: For people in the Gaza Strip, hope is running out.

Post-traumatic growth

Gudmund Waaler, Gerry Larsson, Sofia Nilsson: Violence and life-threatening – Norwegian and Swedish war experiences from Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN: Does field priest and researcher Gudmund Waaler have anything new to add in a new book about soldiers' reactions to being at war?

Camera women in the firing line

PHOTOGRAPHY: A varied selection of talented war photographers is highlighted from oblivion in two new exhibitions at the Preus Museum: Wartime (1935–1950) and Lee Miller.

War is war

Elena Volochine, James Keogh: Oleg's Choice

: FIVE YEARS AFTER: There is little hero worship or Russian propaganda to be traced in Oleg's Choice – a documentary that shows the everyday lives of Russian soldiers and volunteers fighting in Ukraine.

"You may not be interested in the war, but the war is interested in you."

Jon Hellesnes: NATO complex. About military policy, nuclear weapons and Norwegian US service

NATO: With his new book The NATO Complex, the philosopher Jon Hellesnes enters the glorious dissident tradition after Luxembourg and Liebknecht.

Sweden one step closer to NATO membership

NATO FLIRT: The dust from the NATO exercise Trident Juncture has barely settled before the military exercise Northern Wind is held in Sweden. Frustrated Swedish peace workers see the exercise as another step towards joining NATO.

Get the Defense home!

: Party leader Bjørnar Moxnes emphasizes to Ny Tid why Rødt has four new proposals to the Storting this month. Red wants to reverse the authorities' eagerness to take part in wars of aggression.

Mladic behind lock and turn, but the Balkans still on the bare ground

Robert Miller, Henry Singer: The Trial of Ratko Mladic

: The Trial of Ratko Mladic is an informative documentary about the war crimes tribunal's controversies.

An eternal revolutionary

Francisco Marise: Para la guerra / To War Director

: In a Cuba that is slowly moving further and further away from communism, a Cuban veteran is stuck in the past.

Journalism in the danger zone

: Like many other journalists, the war correspondent Marie Colvin was killed in Syria while trying to report back home on the atrocities. Ny Tid has talked to the photographer who was involved in what was to be her last assignment.

Towards a united humanity

Alain Badiou: I Know There Are So Many Of You

: We live in the middle of a world historical drama where the revolutionary hope must be maintained. Only in this way can we build civilization for everyone, claims the philosopher Alain Badiou.